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Dorstenia gypsophila
Scientific Name: Dorstenia gypsophila Lavranos
Family: Moraceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10b-12

Frost Tolerance: Requires warmth.

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55F (12C)

Sun Exposure:

Origin: Somalia

Growth Habits: Caudiciform, leaves and most branches often die out in winter, particularly if the temperature drops below 55F (12C).

Watering Needs: Regular to abundant. Keep relatively dry when leafless


Dorstenia is a large genus occuring in the tropics around the world. There are succulent and non-succulent species. Most of the succulent species come from Africa.

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The seed pods open explosively. If you intend to keep the seeds, care must be taken to catch them with a piece of fabric or other.

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